Mail-order mysteries

real stuff from old comic book ads! by Kirk Demarais

Publisher: Insight Editions in San Rafael, Calif

Written in English
Published: Pages: 156 Downloads: 914
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Subjects:

  • Collectibles,
  • Toys,
  • Collectors and collecting,
  • Comic books, strips, etc., in advertising,
  • Comic art paraphernalia

Edition Notes

Statementby Kirk Demarais ; afterword by Jesse Thorn
ContributionsThorn, Jesse
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTT174 .D46 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination156 p. :
Number of Pages156
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25360089M
ISBN 10160887026X
ISBN 109781608870264
LC Control Number2011278550
OCLC/WorldCa751832605

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